[originally published in KCN, March 1998]
Okay, so “Rusty Joints” may not be the correct scientific verbiage for the condition, however, it does paint a picture. What I’m referring to is the “Wear and Tear” Arthritis commonly called Osteoarthritis. If you haven’t heard of this term, that’s okay, because there’s a lot more that describe essentially the same thing. Osteoarthrosis, Degenerative Joint Disease, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Arthritis, Subluxation Degeneration, and Spondylosis are several that spring forth in my mind. But let’s not get hung up on what to call it, instead, let’s focus on 1) what it is, 2) who’s at risk, 3) effective ways to manage it, and 4) why a chiropractor is writing this article.